18th Nov, 2017

Defender Duane Courtney agrees to join Bromsgrove Sporting from Redditch United

REDDITCH United captain Duane Courtney has agreed to leave the Southern League Premier outfit for Bromsgrove Sporting.

The 32-year-old becomes Paul Smith’s fifth summer signing as the Rouslers continue to bolster their ranks ahead of the Midland League Premier Division campaign.

Primarily a right-back, Courtney can also operate as a left-back, centre-back and even in central midfield.

Sporting boss Smith said: “I was looking to add a bit of experience as we have quite young squad at the moment.

“Experience is something which we needed to take this squad to the next level.

“Duane is a versatile player and there were plenty of sides interested in signing him.

“I’m over the moon to agree terms with him and I can’t wait to get working with him.”

Having spent his youth career at Derby County and Birmingham City, Courtney had a year at AFC Telford United in 2004 before moving to Championship outfit Burnley.

Courtney then spent three years at The New Saints, making 73 appearances, before departing for Kidderminster Harriers.

After a short spell at York City in 2010, he then made 95 appearances for Tamworth followed by a season at Alfreton.

A move to Corby Town came a year later before he joined the Reds in 2016 where he made a name for himself as captain.

 

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